Month: June 2011

White House youth call with President Obama

YDM is excited to share a great opportunity for members to have a voice in national politics thanks to a conference call with President Obama and other administration officials that was forwarded along from our parent organization, the Young Democrats of America!   Dear Young Democrats, I’m passing along an exciting announcement from the White…
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Share Your Idea for Improving MBTA Service in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan

Quality public transportation is a critical issue for students, young professionals, and all residents in Greater Boston, so the Greater Boston Young Democrats and YDM wish to encourage members to have a voice in improving the system. Please see the notice from MassDOT below and be sure to share your thoughts! How would you improve…
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Successful Strategic Board Retreat!

Today members of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Board met at Northeastern University for a strategic planning retreat and laid out plans to empower youth and help Democrats win in 2011 and 2012. The conversation covered a range of topics to help strengthen the state organization and our local chapters, including enhancements to communications –…
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Come meet the YDM Women’s Caucus for a social at Friendly Toast in Cambridge!

Dear Young Democrat, From the hearings on transgender rights and women’s reproductive rights, to various neighborhood parades, and the recent YDM member testimonies at the State House for the Massachusetts Youth Voter Civic Bills, June has been a busy month, and it’s not over yet! Join the Young Democrats of Massachusetts Womens’ Caucus at a social…
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YDM Testifies in Support of Expanded Voting Access for Young People

In an effort to encourage legislators to act on several bills that can help Massachusetts improve from having the 9th worst voting system in the country, and to expand efforts to register young people to vote, YDM Chair Elaine Almquist testified on Beacon Hill before the Joint Committee on Election Law on Wednesday, June 15.…
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2010 Victories – Thank You!

 Bucking national trends and demonstrating the power of grassroots organizing and belief in our values, YDM was proud to be a part of Massachusetts Democratic victories across the Commonwealth. We’re very proud of our endorsed candidates, all of whom ran strong, issues-based campaigns: Gov. Deval L. Patrick & Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray Steve Grossman, Candidate…
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Massachusetts Ranks 9th Worst for Voting Systems!

Massachusetts has the 9th worst voting system in the country according to RockTheVote’s 2011 scorecard and many barriers remain for enabling students and young professionals to get registered. That’s why Young Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to support three bills that can help young people get registered and stay registered. But, for these bills to…
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YDM Testifies in Support of Transgender Rights

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, YDM Chair Elaine Almquist testified before the Massachusetts joint Judiciary Committee in favor of equal rights for people who are transgender. As described by the Boston Globe, under this commonsense legislation "…Massachusetts would join 15 other states, including every other New England state except New Hampshire, in outlawing transgender discrimination…
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